Some of the options I drew are not practical with the available yardage, however I do have one new one which I really like, and is closer too to my original inspiration.
It takes on board a few points which people raised which were
- lots of people wanted the darker at the sides as they thought it was slimming
- a few people found the collar being a different colour to the front distracting, and I think I probably agree.
Other things I have added in as we go on this journey
there is really limited yardage of both actual fabrics and I'm pretty
sure the fabric quantities required is marked wrongly on the pattern. My
calculations have at least 3.1 m for the knee length coat, this means
some (lots) of the options I drew and people liked I just can't do.
the bluer fabric is a litle softer and less scratchy then the greener,
and I bet that would be nicer round the face where its most likely to
touch my skin.
- Some of the designs seem very bitty with a lot of
movement between the two colours, I might find it difficult to sew with
enough precision in this heavy wool to have the sections lined up and
looking good (on the two piece sleeve options etc).